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  • 26. Groot Constantia

    The Constantia valley is only 15kms from Cape Town's CBD and can be reached via the hop on, hop off bus service which is a great idea so you can enjoy a few wines at the several wineries along the...

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  • 27. Muizenberg Beach

    One of the Cape Peninsula's nicest beaches that seems to just go on forever. It is on the Indian Ocean side and has some great water for swimming, surfing and fishing. This town was a military base...

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  • 28. Hermanus

    Hermanus is a town of around 45 000 inhabitants, located 115 kms east to Cape Town. Originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, it was one of many settlements on the south, relying on maritime industry...

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  • 29. Kommetjie

    Kommetjie (pronounced "Kom-e-key") is one very laid back place, and arguably the New Age capital of the Cape Peninsula. Kommetjie is located on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, just south of...

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  • 30. Franschhoek Winery Region

    Franschhoek is a winery region about an hour drive from Cape Town. In addition to wineries and vineyards, the picturesque (picture lush greenery, blue skies and enormous mountains) region features...

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  • 31. National Gallery

    The SA National gallery, although the exhibits are fairly interesting, is extremely small (no more than 5 exhibit rooms). The Museum is free on Sundays and the building itself is quite impressive. I...

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  • 32. Ratanga Junction

    Don't expect too much if you are used to Disney World and the likes. Ratanga Junction is a relatively small theme park with fun rides and a jungle/old sivilization theme. Be aware that they are only...

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  • 33. South African Museum

    I do enjoy visiting history museums when traveling abroad. You get a sense of where the culture comes from, how they have evolved as a country and appreciate the preservation of that history. The...

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  • 34. Sport

    With so many mountain ranges surrounding the Cape, hiking is a popular pastime. There are numerous trails that take several days as well as day walks up Table Mountain. Before embarking on a trip up...

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  • 35. The Wine Route

    An alternative to stellenbosch wine route is paarl, known for their excellent red wine. KWV is the main wine estate where they also make brandy, they do cellar tours as well as wine tasting. In paarl...

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  • 36. Clifton Beach

    Great Beach near green point and close to Camp's Bay. A somewhat upscale area, but has great beaches and views. If you want to check out some gorgeous bodies head to clifton 4. Don't plan on going in...

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  • 37. Llandudno

    I confess that I am not a 'beach person', but if I had to nominate the best beach ever on which to sip sundowners, Llandudno would win hands down! Llandudno is just north of Hout Bay on the western...

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  • 38. Rhodes Memorial

    Situated next to UCT, it is a nice drive to visit Rhodes Memorial from where you have a very good view over the city and the southern suburbs. At the memorial you will find a statue of Cecil John...

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  • 39. Cape of Good Hope

    This is one of those trips that you want to make and really just take in the view. This is an amazing beautiful spot and there is so much to see when you are there. I would suggest for first timers go...

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  • 40. Grand West Casino

    Well this is good place for the whole family. Its has a casino for the Adults , a Ice Ring for those young and old who loves skating and for those who just wanna shop.... well you can because there is...

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  • 41. Whale Watching

    There are a few places near Cape Town which are ideal for whale watching. However, if you are there during the off season like us, a sure shot spot for watching whales is near the Cape Point shore....

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  • 42. Cape Peninsula National Park

    There are many review of the Cape and the things there. I found it to be full of natural beauty. I regret that we had limited time at the Cape. It would have been nice to explore more of the trail...

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  • 43. Fish Hoek Beach

    Along the False Bay coast road from Simon`s Town lies the placid town of Fish Hoek. Most of the residents are retired but it still has a busy main street with market stalls competing with shoppers on...

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  • 44. West Coast Ostrich Farm

    West Coast Ostrich farm is situated only a 10 minute drive from blouberg beach. The beach is a must stop point for the views across the bay to table Mountain so a stop at the Ostrich farm is not out...

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  • 45. Noordhoek Beach

    If the startlingly beautiful long sweep of Noordhoek Beach looks vaguely familiar, then chances are that you've seen the 70s movie "Ryan's Daughter" (in which Noordhoek masquerades as a suspiciously...

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  • 46. Cape Peninsula

    Usually will take you a day or two to explore to fullest extend. There are many guided trips that cover it off in a full day. Very efficient, but doesn't always tailor to your needs/wants. I would...

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  • 47. Sea Point

    The Sea Point promenade is about 3km long, and it has wide open paths to jog or walk on, plus some more formal diversions like the Serendipity maze - the 3rd largest in the world, 2 putt putt courses,...

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  • 48. City Hall

    I think that we have one of the most beautiful city halls in the world. This lovely Edwardian building, is home to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (the acoustics in the main hall are phenomenal)...

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  • 49. Kalkbay

    Today the village has once again changed its character and although the harbour and fishing still operates at low key, the village has become the centre of antique, art and bric-a-brac shops with many...

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  • 50. False Bay

    The drive between Hermanus and the Strand along the eastern section of False Bay is often overlooked, but makes for a glorious (longish) day trip, as well is being the beginning/end of the Garden...

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  • DanieP's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Ummmmm, please review the dates of the insert re Bartolomeu Dias. From the date of him rounding the Cape of Good Hope (1488) to his appointment by King John II in 1847 is a lapse of 359 years...

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      Jan 6, 2014 at 4:04 AM

      Welcome to VT. All VT content is written by individual locals and visitors. If you think there is an error in one of the pages or tips then it would be a good idea to send a message to the member who wrote it. Just click on their username and then on 'send message' under the smaller photo to the right of their profile page.

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